Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:46:46 -0800
The Chicago White Sox signed free-agent RP Ronald Belisario (Dodgers) to a one-year, $3 million deal Thursday, Dec. 5. Belisario also attracted interest from the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers. He put up a 3.97 ERA in 77 outings for the Dodgers last season.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 07:09:50 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers non-tendered RP Ronald Belisario.
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:29:09 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League won't be trusted in late-inning situations in close games anymore, according to manager Don Mattingly. RP Ronald Belisario will now be the eighth-inning setup man to RP Kenley Jansen, and the team will mix and match in the seventh inning between RPs Paco Rodriguez and Peter Moylan. League will be used in low-pressure situations to "start piecing him back together." The Dodgers think League is opening up his shoulder too soon in his delivery, which makes it easier for opponents to see his pitches.
Fantasy Tip: If he corrects his mechanical flaws, League could move back to important late-inning work, but he has virtually no shot at unseating Jansen as the closer again. Feel free to drop League in all formats.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:54:56 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers RP J.P. Howell and INF/OF Skip Schumaker have been suspended for two games for their aggressive actions during the incidents of the game on Tuesday, June 11, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. RP Ronald Belisario has been suspended for one game for a similar reason. Manager Don Mattingly has been suspended for one game for the actions of his club and his conduct during the incidents. Hitting coach Mark McGwire has been suspended for two games for his conduct during the incidents. Mattingly is scheduled to serve his suspension on Friday, June 14. McGwire will serve his on Friday and Saturday, June 15.
Also, SP Zack Greinke and OF Yasiel Puig were fined undisclosed amounts. All player discipline is subject to appeal.
The organization has also been fined for allowing players who are on the disabled list to enter the field during the incidents. The Dodgers will not be allowed to have players who are on the DL to sit in their dugout for their games throughout this coming weekend. Those players may return to their benches on Monday, June 17.
Fantasy Tip: Phew. Thankfully, for fantasy owners, Greinke and Puig escaped without suspensions. The rest of this is inconsequential for fantasy purposes, essentially.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:03:41 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers avoided arbitration with RP Ronald Belisario Friday, Jan. 18, by agreeing to a one-year, $1.45 million deal. Belisario made $480,000 last season, and he'll make an extra $50,000 if he appears in 70 games this year.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:46:29 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Ronald Belisario will pitch for Venezuela in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:19:48 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Ronald Belisario will not play for the rest of the winter ball season in Venezuela after asking and being granted permission to leave the squad for personal reasons. When he did not return as scheduled, he was removed from his team's roster. Belisario and the general manager of the Venezuelan team were reportedly at odds. The Dodgers aren't concerned that this latest issue will cause him to miss spring training.
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 09:31:31 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen (heart) is being treated for issues related to an irregular heartbeat, and he's been sidelined indefinitely. Jansen was hospitalized Tuesday, Aug. 28, and manager Don Mattingly didn't discuss plans for the ninth inning should Jansen miss extended time. RPs Ronald Belisario and Brandon League are options in the ninth inning in Jansen's absence.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 16:22:53 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen (heart) was held out Tuesday, Aug. 28, and Wednesday, Aug. 29, because of his ongoing heart condition. He spent time on the disabled list earlier this year with an irregular heartbeat. If Jansen is experiencing hemorrhaging, he could be lost for the rest of the season. RP Ronald Belisario was used to close out the game Wednesday, earning his first save of the season.
Fantasy Tip: Jansen owners need to keep a close eye on this development, but in the meantime, Jansen owner or not, saves chasers need to be proactive and grab either Belisario or Brandon League.
Belisario has been solid this month (14 K's in 11 1/3 frames, two earned runs), so perhaps that's why he was given the nod in Wednesday's save chance over League. However, League is probably the better bet if Jansen has to miss the final month of the season.
Tue, 31 Jul 2012 08:56:16 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he's unsure how he'll use RP Brandon League with RP Ronald Belisario setting up RP Kenley Jansen recently. "I've seen this cat in the American League, and he's dirty," Mattingly said. "He may be having trouble with lefties this year, but this guy is like (Belisario). When he's getting the ball down, he's getting everybody out."